The Habeas Restoration bill failed 56-43; Christy has the tally. Unless I missed one, no Democrat voted "naye," including Nelson, Landrieu, and Conrad. The ever-more-disgraceful Joe Lieberman, of course, did..
Ben Wittes points out, correctly, that although Jack Goldsmith has been critical of some aspects of the Bush administration he remains a statist conservative. ("Jack Goldsmith is no human-rights lawyer,".
A great article by Erwin Chemerinsky about the latest appalling cutback on habeas corpus rights. The odious Anti-terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act gave a one-year time limit to file.
I'm not sure why Gary is so worried that a broad array of federal and local officials will have access to satellite survey data with virtually no safeguards in place..
Benjamin Wittes urges Alberto Gonzales to resign "to make possible a serious discussion of the future of FISA." I think -- at least in a fantasy world in which Congressional.
He's back, with another crackpot theory justifying arbitrary executive power in defiance of the plain language of several constitutional provisions as well as the structure and underlying theoretical basis of.
Marty Lederman has a useful, bookmarkable list of every Balkinization post about the title subjects. Seeing them all in one place reminds me that I while I can take even.
6 CA upholds the warrantless wiretapping program 2-1...on standing grounds. Great; the prefect ruling for the age of Yoo. The secrecy of the arbitrary executive insulates even the illegal actions.